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What's new in MAME 0.146:
- 04773: [Crash/Freeze] (midyunit.c) mkyawdim, mkyawdim2: Crash before OK (Fabio Priuli)
- 04847: [Interface] -video ddraw with 16-bit desktop causes crash
- 00501: [Crash/Freeze] (liberate.c) liberatr: Select any wave above 16 (19 or 22) and the game resets on the planet screen. (couriersud)
- 04834: [Graphics] All sets in batman.c, relief.c, shuuz.c, thunderj.c: Missing or misplaced graphic elements (hap)
- LICENSE TYPE:
- Free for non-commercial use
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Nicola Salmoria and the MAME team
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ System \ Emulators
Supports a plethora of old-school games
The project’s main goal is to preserve ancient games from disappearing forever just because the hardware that were designed to run on is no longer manufactured. In no way this application should be used for pirating games and other copyright infringement purposes.
It has been designed from the ground up to support a wide range of ROMs, as well as CD or hard disk images with some of the most popular games of all times, especially classic arcade games from the late ‘70s era.
Key features include support for both vector and raster displays, a wide range of sound chips and processors, a flexible timer system, and dynamic recompilation. It is targeted at 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.
Availability and installation
The application has been written entirely in the C++ programming language and it is distributed as a source archive. To compile and install the program in your Linux-based operating system, download and extract the archive on your home folder.
Then, simply navigate to the extracted folder via a terminal emulator and type the “make” command. Once the compilation process has been completed, you can use the program as-is from that folder or install it system wide using the “make install” command as root (system administrator).
In conclusion, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) is a decent arcade game system emulator software that supports a multitude of games and hardware platforms.
MAME was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on January 4th, 2015